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September 18, 1970 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1970-09-18

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For A Midi In A Jiffi


Transportation provided-most sup.
plies furnished. Insured, screened,
dependable service.

Evolution of the Hamm

(The following evniestam et the role of
the began in the history of Jewish
sansieologyp has lima tamed by the
Jewish IRaO ogleal genalwiry.)

Music has always played a key
role in Jewish history. The worship
Carpet Cleaning—Our Specialty
in the Temple was synonymous
with music. But while the role of
mimic was always clear, not so the
Coll any day 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
role of the hazan. In the Talmud,
TYPING wanted. Letters, speeches, the term is also used to describe
bulletins, manuscripts, post cards, the "overseer" and various func-
envelopes (typed or longhand). Fast,
neat, accurate work. Reasonable rates. tion were ascribed to him, such as
Call 956-7776, after 5 p.m.
summoning the people to prayer,
BABYSITTING wanted. Tuesday-Friday. meting out punishment, designating
Your transportation. Experienced, rea- the time for burning the hametz,
sonable. 152-4398.
blowing the shofar, collecting dona-
FULL charge bookkeeper experienced tions and teaching the youngest
thru trial balance. Can assume respon- children
sibilities. Please call weekdays, 8.5,
During many centuries it was
not uncommon for a rabbi to
NURSE experienced, desires day or
function as a hazan and for the
night duty. Excellent references. 873-
later to serve as preacher.
In Byzantine Judea, when the
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sermon was prohibited, the poets
sustained the community by
ACCOUNTANT—Retired. Can give his
transmuting the sermons into
services three days weekly; all phases.
piyutim (liturgical Poetry) ,
chanted as prayers in some syna-
gogues to this day.
With the introduction of liturgical
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owner- due to Ill health. Will accept this growth, began a decline in
reasonable offer. Call weekdays only
moral character and religiosity of
961-1166, ask for Miss Sue Biggs.
some hazanim. Some were called
to task for ,their vanity, which led
them to unsuitably prolong certain
EXPERIENCED painter. Interior, ex- notes or change traditional mel-
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Free estimates. 352-9544, after 6 p.m.
voices. Sometimes the hazan
FURNTTURE refinished and repaired. would so prolong his solo that the
Free estimates- 474-8953.
service became terribly taxing to
DECORATING, painting, neat and the congregants. One scholar,
clean. Small carpenter work. 544-4104,
Abraham ben Shabbethai Horwitz,
recommended that the congregation
ELECTRIC repairs. Good service. Ap-
pliances. Reasonable. 356-7228, KE 5-3238. study the Turim or the Kuhns
during these lenghty arias.
It was even said, by a 17th
Century critic, that some of the
Household and Office
hazanim would drop their tallesim
from their heads in order to see
Local and Inter-State
what effect their singing was hav-
Also stereos.
ing on the audience.
Such offenses did not exist
to the same extent in Sephardic
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for individual singing, and where
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well ordered congregational
wad antiquing our specialty. Reason
chanting was developed.
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Synagogal music remained fairly
static and; compared with church
music on a fairly primitive level
Local Independent Roofer
through the Renaissance. This was
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It was also considered im-
PANELING, partitions, floors and ceil-
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in the synagogue, as it was for-
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modeling. Kitchens, den, basements, musical instrument on the Sabbath
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There are few records of
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scholarly point of view, exam:bi-
bs the music of the past and
of the Jews of many lands.
Among the most outstanding of
modern musicologists was Hawn
Abraham Zvi Idelsohn.
Born in Latvia, the son of a
cantor, Hazen Idelsohn began his
research in Liturgical music early
in his career. In 1006, he settled
in Jerusalem and began his work
of collecting Jewish folk music
froni both European and Eastern
communities. He is credited with
making the first permanent records
of much music which had hitherto
been known only in an oral tradi-
He was a prolific writer as well
as an outstanding teacher, and
his major works, a 10-volume
"Thesaurits of- Oriental Hebrew
Melodies" and' a "History of Jewish
Music," are still considered indis-
pensable to the serious student of
In 1924, he was appointed head
of the first department of Jewish
music in the United States, at
Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati.
With the destruction of the great
European centers of Jewish music
during the Holocaust, it became
imperative that schools be estab-
lished in this country to preserve
and teach Jewish liturgical music.
Dr. Hugo Weisgal, chairman
of the Cantors Institute and
Seminary College of Jewish
Music at the Jewish Theological
Seminary of America stated:
"With the disappearance of Jew-
ish life in Europe and the gradual
disintegration of Jewish commun-
ities in many parts of Asia and
Africa, we in - America have
become the heirs of their musi-
cal traditions. Ours is the duty
to collect, to codify and to trans-
mit this total tradition so that.
ft may continue to flourish and
provide a living fountain for
Jewish life here in America and
in Israel."
The centers of learning for the
three chief branches of Judaism—
Orthodox, Conservative and Reform
—have all established schools for
cantorial training, which stress
courses in general musicianship
and the training of the cantor as
choral leader of his synagouge.
The Cantors Institute-College of
Jewish Music at the Jewish Theol-
ogical Seminary of America is the
only one of the three, however,
that also offers advanced courses
leading to a doctorate in sacred
Morever, while the Cantor's In-
stitute is ()Pen only to males of the
Jewish faith, the College of Jewish
Music is open to musicians of
both sexes and all creeds. On the
graduate level, there is much em-
phasis on ethnomusicology.
As Dr. Weisgal has pointed out:
"In reality, this work (the captur-
ing and recording of rapidly dis-
appearing musical material) is
being undertaken 30 years too late
because, since 1935, so many local
customs, traditions and music have
vanished. What still remains is
worthwhile recording in order to
help us understand the variety
and complexity of the traditions
which contrbute and add to what
is known as 'Jewish'."

view synagogal music from a



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- • •

Ms*, Septeatbse 18, 1970-53

Itzhak Gruenbaum, Zionist Leader, Age 91

TEL AVIV (JTA)—Funeral serv-
ices were held at Kibutz Gan
ShMuel for Itzhak Gruenbaum
whose death Sept. 7 at age 91 fol-
lowed a long illness.
Mr. Gruenbaum was a pre-war
leader of the Polish Zionist move-
ment, a long-time member of the
Polish parliament and served as
Israel's first minister of the inter-
He was born in Warsaw in 1879
and was educated in Poland, grad-
uating from the Warsaw Law
School: He became a prominent
journalist contributing to Hebrew,
Yiddish, Polish and Russian lan-
guage publications.
From 1919-33, Mr. Gruenbaum
served in the Polish Seim (par-
liament) and was leader of its
Jewish faction. During the same
period, he was president of the
National Council for the Jews of
He emigrated to Israel in 1933
and was elected to the Jewish
Agnecy Executive, where he serv-
ed from 1933-51. He served on the

prestate national council and was
a signer of Israel's Declaration of
During the days of the British
Mandate, he had been arrested in
1946 and held in the Latrun deten-
tion camp for 135 days.
Mr. Gruenbaum served as min-
ister of the interior in the provi-
sional government of Israel from
May 1948 to February 1949. He
was the editor of Hatzfira and was
the author of numerous books and
pamphlets including an encyclope-
dia on Jewish communities destroy-
ed by the Nazis in World War IL

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-

Louis Nosanchuk
Dies in Israel 95

Louis Nosanchuk, past president
of Bnai Jacob Synagogue, Mizrachi
Organization and Turover Aid So-
ciety, died in Israel at age 95.
Mr. Nosanchuk, born in Russia,
came to the Unit-
ed States in 1912.
He had lived at
the United Aged
Home (Moshav
Zekenim) in Is-
rael since his re-
tirement in 1968.
He set up a con-
tinuing fund at
Shaarei Hahessed
Free Loan So-
Nosanchuk ciety in J e r u-
salem and was an honorary mem-
ber and supporter of Yeshivath
Beth Yehudah, Teachers Fund in
He leaves two sons, Max and
Harry; a daughter, Mrs. Fannie
Sklar; a brother, Jacob; 16 grand
children and 41 great-grandchil-
dren. Interment Israel.

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of, ann.
pathy extended by relit-
lives and friends during
the family's recent be-

Fund Set Up in Memory
of Mrs. Abraham Nemeth

In memory of Mrs. Abraham
(Florence) Nemeth, who died Sept,
7, her friends in Masada Chapter,
Pioneer Women, are setting up a
fund in her name.
Mrs. Nemeth's husband is pro-
fessor of mathematics at the Uni-
versity of Detroit. Friends -and
relatives who would like to con-
tribute to the fund may contact
Mrs. Julius Silverman, 18877 Med-
ford, Birmingham 48009. For infor-
mation, call her at 646-0004.

`Song of Peace'
Sung in Israel

Editors Note: In his first report from
Israel, the editor referred to the new
Israeli "Sons of Peace." This is ha
We have to make it work, and to
• e •
make it work we have to under- Let the sun rise
stand it. Sober thought and fear- The morning
finest of
less criticism are impossible with- Can bring us back no more
he whore flame has been put out
out critical thinkers and thinking_ And
Who's buried in the ground
critics. Such persons must be No bitter wails vrill wake him
Will him restore
given the opportunity to come to- No
one will bring us back
gether, to see new facts in the light From the dark of the grave
neither Joy of victory
of old principles and evaluate old Here
can be of use
principles in the light of new facts No paeans for the brave
by deliberation, debate, and dia-
Just sine therefore a song of peace
logue. This, as we all know well,
Don't whisper, prayers
Better sing a song of peace
though some of us forget from
Shout it loud
time to time, requires intellectual Let the sun in through the flowers
look back
independence, impenitent specula- Don't
Let the fallen.rest
tion, and freedom from political Raise your eyes in hope
through the sight of a gun
pressure. For democracy's need Not
Sing a song to love and not to victories
for wisdom will remain as peren- Don't say a day will come
nial as its need for liberty. Not Go bring that day
In all the streets and squares
only external vigilance but unend-
just clamour peace
ing self-examination must be the For it is not a dream
Re all,
perennial price of liberty, because
st sing just sing a song of peace
.1 Id sing then sing a song of Peace
the work of self-government never
L.m't whisper prayers
ceases. —Adlai E. Stevenson, 1963
Shoat it toad

musical creativity began to trans- DEMOCRACY NEEDS WISDOM
Democracy is rot self-executing.
form the concept and context of

Jewish liturgical music.
At the beginning of this cen-
tury, many cantors began to


The Family of the Late-



Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grate-
• fill appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-

The Family of the Late


Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym.
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during

the family's recent be-

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